Economist Stephen Moore jumps from Fox News to CNN

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Economist Stephen Moore will depart Fox News for CNN this week after more than three years serving as one of the Fox's top contributors.

"It was a hard decision," Moore told Business Insider over the phone, confirming the news.

"CNN made a really good offer," he added. "I have nothing against Fox - I had great times at Fox. It was a hard decision."
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Moore said he had a "great conversation with Jeff Zucker," the CNN president, and "thought it was a good time" to change networks.

A prominent free-market economist, Moore previously was a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board. He currently serves as the distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, DC.

A Fox News spokesperson told Business Insider that Moore's last day at the network will be on Tuesday.
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The move comes amid a change in contributors at Fox News. The network recently dropped George Will and Ed Rollins as contributors, while adding Democratic fundraiser Robert Wolf and former State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.

A CNN spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.

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